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- Apr 9, 2014 at 11:00AM
San Juan County member/owners of the OPALCO co-op are being asked to vote in two new board members.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 3:00PM
OPALCO elections have often been decided with a turnout of about 10 percent of the co-op’s 12,000 members
- Apr 9, 2014 at 4:56PM
Rural places need workable connectivity even more than do urban areas. The ability to reach the outside world levels the economic playing field and creates jobs. It gives island kids reasons to stay where they were brought up and keep young, fresh ideas here. Lack of connectivity can cripple tourism.
- Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00PM
Spring is an ideal time to look for lingering seabirds, swans and ducks.
- Apr 10, 2014 at 5:00AM
Part 3: Storm water, septic tanks, on-site sewage treatment & disposal systems
- Apr 10, 2014 at 9:00AM
“Silver Screen Serenades—Hollywood’s Hits” will showcase a celebrated collection of songs written specifically for movies and others popularized thanks to the silver screen.
- Apr 10, 2014 at 11:41AM
I approve the ongoing projects that OPALCO is undertaking to maintain and improve our grid system. This includes extending the current fiber optic communication network, and adding new automated devices to increase safety, improve efficiency, and integrate additional local generating capacity.
- Apr 10, 2014 at 4:40PM
Brandon Baney had to overcome some fears, but overcome them he did. He now considers his firefighting duties some of the most satisfying and fulfilling he has ever had. "Here you are, going into the situation when everybody else is coming out," Baney says. "Helping my community. How satisfying and electrifying is that?"
- Apr 10, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 11, 2014 at 5:49PM
The San Juan County Health Department will be providing additional immunizations in Friday Harbor, Friday, April 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you do not have a regular health care provider call the Health Department (378-4474) and make an appointment to get immunized now.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 7:00AM
Featuring a cast of hundreds, the broadcast marks 15 million viewers for the Live in HD series, which now reaches 66 countries worldwide.
- Apr 11, 2014 at 3:00PM
Some individuals feel they deserve preferential treatment for some reason, or are above the law altogether.
- Apr 12, 2014 at 9:00AM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- Apr 12, 2014 at 9:00AM
The Friday Harbor Art Market, aka “Artisans on the Plaza,” is seeking vendors for its 2014 season.
- Apr 12, 2014 at 3:00PM
Lillian’s Hellman’s 1934 drama, “The Children's Hour,” is featured in the next On Book! Readers Theatre production.
- Apr 14, 2014 at 6:49PM
Brenda Schmidt's 21.33-pound salmon isn't the largest Wilson Derby winner, but it proved big enough to earn her first place at the conclusion of the 10-week long fishing competition, and to land her a place in the record books as the derby's first-ever female champ.
- Apr 14, 2014 at 6:56PM
The Clean Boating Foundation of Washington's Leadership Clean "certification" recognizes the "outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility and restoring the health of Puget Sound" to Albert Jensen and Sons - known to generations of islanders as Jensen Shipyards.
- Apr 14, 2014 at 7:07PM
OPALCO members signed up for SmarHub, the co-op's electronic billing system, can access Wi-Fi for free at ferry landings in the San Juans beginning May 5. Create a SmartHub account by going online (www.opalco.com) or by telephone, 376-3500, where a representative will assist.
- Apr 14, 2014 at 7:12PM
The sky isn’t falling. The Growler noise is affecting people region wide. The sky isn’t falling, just asking for peace and quiet. The base isn’t closing. The only ones to keep proclaiming that are the Chicken Littles of the region.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 10:57AM
A grand total of 3,500 pounds of litter was collected from our roadsides and beaches. The students from Stillpoint School, who combed the town streets between their school and the library, and collected four huge garbage bags full of litter – had this to say: “We love being a part of this event every year. Our loads were lightened when a police officer... "
- Apr 15, 2014 at 10:33AM
Springtime can be prime time for catching colds. On top of that, many of us will have to deal with pollens and allergens. So, what should we do to safeguard our health at this time of the year? Here are a few guidelines:
- Apr 15, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Apr 16, 2014 at 3:25PM
Canada's National Energy Board selected 1,650 individuals and entities, including San Juan County and four local groups, to participate in the review of the Kinder Morgan tar sands shipping project; 468 applications were denied.
- Apr 15, 2014 at 11:41AM
The latest state audit of the San Juan hospital district’s books noted that financial controls “are inadequate to ensure accurate reporting,” but found no wrongdoing, misappropriation of funds or noncompliance which would require reporting to other government agencies or the legislature. District commission Chairman Dr. Michael Edwards said, “The auditors accepted our commitment to address the issues identified and said they will follow up during..."
- Apr 15, 2014 at 1:28PM
Get ready for Easter and help support local health care with the purchase of an Easter Basket from Peace Island Volunteers. Baskets will be on sale Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lobby of Peace Island Medical Center, 1117 Spring Street.
- Apr 16, 2014 at 9:34AM
‘It was a better reception than we expected,’ — Mike Monson, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve
- Apr 16, 2014 at 12:00PM
There are major challenges ahead in the process of planning broadband services and delivering them to a wide audience in San Juan County. The nature of business relationships between OPALCO and other network service providers (such as Rock Island Internet) need careful thought and discussion.